Cutting the Bonds of Union:. The South Secedes . Key Question. Who is most to blame for the violence leading up to the war?. Significance . Lincoln’s election to the presidency in 1860 without wining a single Southern state epitomized the loss of Southern political power.
The South Secedes
American painter John Steuart Curry's mural, Tragic Prelude, depicts abolitionist John Brown during the "Bleeding Kansas" decade of the 1850s
Slave vs. Free States
Republican vs. Demo Map: Modern